[ROVERNET - UK] P6B Rover: Options for roof finish

Drew Egginton drew at pitstop.net.au
Wed Mar 1 00:45:45 GMT 2006

Hello Peter

I always wondered about the roof! I'm guessing that it was fitted by the 
dealer at sale rather than at the NZ factory though. As far as I know 
the facelift 3500S (UK built) models were the only model fitted with a 
vinyl roof as standard (to help differentiate them from the automatics) 
and you had a choice of  two vinyl colours, depending on what the main 
body colour was: Ebony (black) or Huntsman (tan). There's always 
exceptions though and if you wanted one you could probably ask for it. I 
think the final UK P6Bs known as the 3500 VIP came with a vinyl roof  
and the body colours were the SD1 gold or silver - I think one of them 
was called Platinum... someone out there is sure to know more?

Maybe the roof was vinyl covered to make the sunroof fitment look neater?


Andrew Egginton
Perth Australia

Peter Mitchell wrote:

>Hello Netters
>My Monza Red 1976 P6B was originally delivered with an electric sliding
>'Huntsman Roof', with a buckskin vinyl roof.
>Since purchasing the car two years ago I've replaced the electric sunroof
>with a standard roof, and also had the roof painted in a tan colour
>reminiscent of the original vinyl.
>I've come to the decision that the appearance is not very original, and I'm
>now thinking of having the roof covered with a black or tan vinyl finish.
>The black would worry me for practical reasons due to our warm climate.  The
>other option would be to repaint the roof in red, the same as the body.
>Opinions would be welcomed from members.
>Kind regards
>Peter Mitchell
>Perth Australia
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